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Rivers Casino Schenectady ready for August with promotions

2 August 2021

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Beat the August heat and win big with exciting giveaways, promotions, and incredible live music at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady.

This month’s highlights include a chance to win thousands in cash, live music at Dukes Chophouse and The Landing Hotel, DJs at Van Slyck’s, AND the return of free live music at the Mohawk Harbor Amphitheater.

The casino’s current daily hours of operation are from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. with downtime being used for property-wide deep cleaning in addition to the continuous sanitizing taking place throughout the day.

In accordance with CDC and NYS Department of Health guidelines, masks are optional for fully vaccinated guests. Guests who are not vaccinated, or only partially vaccinated, from COVID-19 must continue to wear a mask.

Gaming Floor

$60,000 Pony Up Payout - Throughout the month, Rush Rewards members will have a chance to win up to $5,000 in cash every Friday during the $60,000 Pony Up Payout! Rush Rewards guests will earn 1 entry for every 25 points on eligible slot and video poker machines, and 2 entries for every 25 points earned on table games from 31 July - 27 August. Each Friday at 8 p.m., 3 guests will be selected to make their way around the Rivers race track to win cash prizes dependent on where they finish. If they reach the finish line, they’ll win the grand prize of $5,000 cash, If no one reaches the finish line, the guest who makes it the furthest around the track will win a $1,000 cash bonus in addition to their winnings. Entries must be activated each Friday between 5 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. to be eligible for that day’s drawing and guests must be present to win.

Young at Heart Mondays – Every Monday in 2021, Rush Rewards members ages 55 and older can participate in a True Time Slot Tournament between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. where the Top 10 high scorers each week will win a share of $1,375 in cash. Guests can also print a voucher at a promotional kiosk for a free regular coffee or fountain drink at Flipt or Villa Italia between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. and book a Sunday or Monday night stay at The Landing Hotel for just $55, based on availability and exclusions.

Rush Rewards New Member Promotion – Throughout 2021, any guest who signs up for Rush Rewards and earns 5 points on the same day as their sign-up will unlock a mini-game on a slot machine for a chance to win up to 10,000 bonus points. Valid for new Rush Rewards members only.

There is no cost to join Rush Rewards, and members earn points for their slot play and table game play by inserting their card into the slot machine or presenting it to table games dealers before starting the game. The more points earned, the more reward benefits members will receive. These include free play, food offers, entries into promotional drawings, discounted room rates, personalized casino host services and more.


Live Concerts at the Mohawk Harbor - Live music returns to the Mohawk Harbor Amphitheater in Schenectady with Rivers Casino presenting two nights of free concerts featuring the timeless hits of rock music legends Eric Clapton and Billy Joel. Saturday, 21 August, Journeyman, a tribute to Eric Clapton will take the stage, and Saturday, 28 August, The Lords of 52nd Street will wow the crowd with Billy Joel’s greatest hits followed by a spectacular fireworks display. Start time both nights is 5 p.m., with local bands kicking off each evening of music. Food trucks will be on site with food and drinks available for purchase. Concertgoers are welcome to bring chairs and blankets for seating. Concerts are rain or shine.

Sunset Sips at The Landing Hotel – Relax by the Mohawk River at the “Sunset Sips” bar and patio with free live music every night this summer. In addition to live music every night, guests can enjoy delicious craft cocktails, drink specials and light bites, and a selfie station to capture all the fun memories. Live music runs Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. For updated lineup information check out The Landing Hotel’s website.

Dukes Chophouse – Dukes Chophouse presents LIVE music every Friday and Saturday night from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. Performers include local jazz musicians, pianists and more.

Van Slyck’s – Guests can dance the night away with live DJs at Van Slyck’s bar every Saturday and Sunday from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m.

Rivers Sportsbook

The popular Rivers Sportsbook is open for guests to place bets on all major sporting events. Self-betting kiosks are open during the casino’s regular hours from 6 a.m. until 2 a.m. daily. Manned betting windows are open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. until midnight, Friday from 10 a.m. until 1 a.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 a.m, and Sunday from 9 a.m. until midnight.

Food and Beverage

Dukes Chophouse is open with dinner available Sunday through Thursday from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. until 11 p.m. Dukes Bar is open for beverage service every day from 11 a.m. until midnight.

Flipt, the casino’s burger and sandwich restaurant, is open with breakfast served daily from 6 a.m. until 10 a.m. and regular menu from 10:30 a.m. until 2 a.m.

Mian, the casino’s fast casual Asian dining restaurant, is open Sunday through Thursday from 4 p.m. until midnight, and Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. until 2 a.m.

Johnny’s To Go, the casino’s pizza, pasta, and specialty sandwich outlet, is open daily from 11 a.m. until 2 a.m.

Villa Italia is open daily from 6 a.m. until 2 a.m.

Van Slyck’s bar is open daily from 6 p.m. until 2 a.m.

Dukes Birthday Cake – Throughout 2021 guests that dine at Dukes Chophouse on their birthday will receive a complimentary slice of chocolate cake with the purchase of a dinner entrée. Guests must show proof of birthdate.

The Landing Hotel

The Landing Hotel is open 24-7. The Landing Hotel Bar is open Sunday through Thursday from 4 p.m. until 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. until midnight.

Suite Escape – Includes Suite, $150 credit at Dukes Chophouse, welcome champagne, cupcakes in room, and a 1 p.m. late checkout time. Use online code PKLUX or call 1 (518) 579-8840 and mention code for reservations.

$100 Resort Credit – Guests can receive $100 credit to be used at The Landing Hotel bar, Dukes Chophouse, Mian or Flipt. Use online code PK1HCR or call 1 (518) 579-8840 and mention code for reservations. Tax and gratuity are not included.

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